Behance: How to gain more followers

Behance

Behance has by far been my most successful platform, where I currently have over 74k followers(Thank you!! ♡). I created an account in 2013 and fell in love instantly, it feels professional and it doesn’t seem to have the same algorythms as Facebook. It also seems to be the place where many companies look for talent to hire – I’ve had several fun opportunities from there, so if you’re freelancing creative or looking for talent, hopefully this could be helpful for you as well!

Beside stating the obvious(that you need high quality content), and a bit of luck, I’ve decided to share 5 tricks that helped me step up the game and grow my amount of followers. Here they are:

Be generous and reply to your comments

When you comment on someone’s project, that project will be seen by all your followers, since you can track everyone’s activity. Return the favour and make sure to also respond to as many comments as you can. Don’t be afraid to comment on others work. Make sure to write something thoughtful though, and don’t just comment:

“Nice work! Check out my portfolio please!”

You want to start a genuine and interesting conversation, which will create a nice and friendly atmosphere, and people will in return, be interested in your own art! Also, when you comment on your own or others projects, they get bumped up in your follower’s news feeds, just like a forum thread! This way, you and others gain more exposure, it’s a win-win situation!

Update your projects

This goes hand in hand with the previous tip. Your project gets bumped whenever you add more content to your own projects. Your followers will get notified, and may be curious to check it out! Just don’t spam ◠◡◠

Add new projects frequently

Many of your followers has allowed e-mail notifications whenever the artist
publishes a new project – awesomeness!

Add “behind the scenes- content, tutorials, and videos

Oh I love those kind of things! My favorite part of a movie or game is always the “behind the scenes” stuff. So inspiring!  I try to do the same, trying to post videos of my progress, save steps of my sketches and explain how they were made, which has been appreciated by many ◠◡◠

Get featured

If you make impressive work that appeal to others, the team behind Behance may actually feature your work! The ones that tend to get in the spotlight are projects with lots of content. Put some love into designing the layout of your project. A fantastic example of this is my friend Victorior, his projects are always neatly put together – something I need to improve!

Behance and Zimba

Yeah, that’s pretty much what I’ve learned works for growing an audience on Behance! I hope you found them useful and got you inspired ♡

Do you have an account there? What are your experiences?

 

7 Comments

  1. Sofia Brolin - Hildas hem 2 June, 2016 at 14:02

    Shit vad grym du är. Jag var inne och tittade på din profil. Wow, vilka bilder! Hatten av för dig!

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    1. Andrea 20 June, 2016 at 16:34

      Åh tack snälla :D

      Reply
  2. Marcel 2 June, 2016 at 15:26

    I made a behance Portfolio a while ago, but neglected it for the most part. I don’t really know why oô.
    But I do see it’s advantages. Its easy to navigate and especially the ordering of work into projects is a great thing. I will give it some love, especially since I want to build more freelance opportunities in the future. Thank you for the advice on how to improve ones presentation there :)

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    1. Andrea 14 September, 2016 at 22:10

      Uhh it’s hard to maintain all the platforms sometimes. I’ve been a bit bad at that too lately! Hope you give it another go! :)

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  3. Marcus Gilmore 6 July, 2016 at 18:50

    Good post Andrea, will take note. Behance is soooo much better as a platform especially now Instagram has followed suite to the algorithms that fb uses. Dribble is really good too, I can’t stand people who will shamelessly advertise their work in all the forums. Work is posted there to be critqued :0 Great UI and website design here btw, very swish heh

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    1. Andrea 14 September, 2016 at 22:11

      Thanks, glad you appreciated it! Ohh yes I agree, and I wish and hope that Behance will stay the way it works now for as long as possible.

      Glad you like the design too :D

      Reply
  4. Milton Shields Jr. 7 October, 2016 at 18:17

    Milton,

    Graduated from Cuyahoga Community College interested into advertise my work.

    Reply

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